St. Mary Levee District commissioners will submit a formal request for the Bayou Chene Flood Control and Diversion Project’s inclusion in the state’s coastal master plan, weeks after the project was left out of a draft version of the plan.
The first meeting in 2017 of the St. Mary Parish Council saw a changing of the guard on Wednesday as Councilman Paul P. Naquin Jr was elected chairman of the group replacing former chairman Kevin Voisin who was subsequently elected vice-chairman of the council.

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St. Mary Parish Schools announced Wednesday its three winners of the Students of the Year competition. They all hail from schools in Berwick.

Eight get scholarships at banquet

St. Mary Chamber of Commerce honors high school graduate scholarship and humanitarian award winners during its annual education and appreciation banquet at the Civic Center near Patterson. Recipients are, front row from left, McKaila Darden, Centerville High; Aisha Ortiz, Franklin High; Emma Thomas, Central Catholic; and Aaliya Stewart, Patterson High. Back row from left, Myria Ashani Druilhet, West St. Mary High; Ayana Allen, Morgan City High; Gabrielle Adams, Berwick High; Dominique Montecino, Hanson High; and Lo’Raisha Jones, Franklin High. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

PATTERSON — The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce awarded scholarships to eight high school graduates at its annual education and appreciation banquet.

Parish NAACP looks into jail complaints

The St. Mary Parish branch of the NAACP is looking into a few complaints that inmates didn't receive adequate medical care while incarcerated in the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville. (The Daily Review file photo)

The St. Mary Parish branch of the NAACP is investigating allegations that several inmates in the parish jail didn’t receive proper medical care while incarcerated.

American Legion Post 63 new officers

New officers of American Legion Post 63 were sworn in Wednesday at a ceremony held in Centerville. At top from left are new Post Commander Darren Charpentier; Dave Luke, second vice-commander; Richard Bianchi, adjutant; Clifford Broussard, chaplain; Malvin Mire, sargent at arms; Greg Cardenaz, service officer; Charles Luke, financial officer/treasurer; sitting are Samuel Yoshida, first vice-commander; and Howard Winston, historian/photographer. (Photos by Colin Murphey)



With the start of the spring semester Wednesday, the defending Sun Belt Champion Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns baseball team resumed preparations for the 2017 season with spring practice at M.L.


2 refrigerator rolled pie crusts

4 oz. fresh goat cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Using a 3-inch round cookie cutter, cut out 16 circles from pie crusts.


Mrs. Nancy Harris Carter, 84, a native and resident of Morgan City, Louisiana, died Jan. 7, 2017.

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